Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Last week my partner suggested I try making apple fritters but after looking into it, most fritters are stuffed batters which are then deep fried and I am not a deep fried kinda gal. With the Tim Horton’s apple fritter in mind (Apple cinnamon bread-like donut,) I decided to make a sweet dough similar to sticky buns and bake it instead of deep frying it. I first tried this in a cupcake pan which turned out looking very nice but I found the distribution of the apple filling was not satisfactory. I wanted the filling to be everywhere inside and so I decided to go with a classic swirl. To top it off, I made a vanilla bean glaze which really compliments the apple cinnamon bun.

Cupcake Shaped Apple Cinnamon Buns

Cupcake Shaped Apple Cinnamon Buns

Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup skim milk powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter (room temperature)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp instant yeast
Vanilla Bean Glaze

Vanilla Bean Glaze


  • 1 cup of cane sugar
  • 1/4 all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Vanilla Bean Glaze:

  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water (consistent dependent)
  1. Apple Cinnamon Buns

    Apple Cinnamon Buns

    Add dough ingredients in order into the baking pan. Insert the pan into the oven chamber of your machine. Select Dough Cycle.

  2. Core 2 Granny Smith apples and finely chop using a food processor.
  3. Transfer the apples to a medium bowl and add the sugar, flour, vanilla and spices then blend.
  4. Remove dough to a lightly floured board; cover with large bowl and let rest for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Spread the dough into a large rectangle and spread the apple filling evenly.
  6. Roll into jellyrole-style then cut into pieces and place into prepared pan, cut side up.
  7. Cover and let rise for 30-45 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl add the icing sugar, vanilla paste and water and blend until no clumps.
  9. When the buns have doubled in size, sprinkle with cinnamon before baking at 375°F for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Let cool for a few minutes then pour the glaze on top generously.

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

Categories: All-Purpose Flour, Baking, Bread, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cane Sugar, Cinnamon, Food, My Photography, Recipes | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Vanilla Apple Cinnamon Buns

  1. Wonderful post.

  2. Beth

    Oh yummm!!! These look so gooey and delicious. Amazing!

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